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SHIP NAME: W Alton Jones KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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link http://www.xs4all.nl/~eeuwen/w__alton_jones.htm


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volume 17MML
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Not in Hocking.

This tanker was built in 1954 at Newport News to high specs, 39,255 dwt. According to above source, could do 21 knots. Bottom plating was 36 mm thick. Typical bottom plating of a modern 300,000 dwt tanker is 24 mm thick. Ship was converted to drillship in 1977, eventually became Dimaond Clipper, set several offshore drilling records, and in 2009 at age 55 is still going strong.